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Around 20 concertgoers injured in Central Africa grenade attack – Punch Newspapers

A grenade attack on a concert in Bangui, the capital of the chronically unstable Central African Republic, injured around 20 people, the UN peacekeeping force and witnesses said. The assault late Saturday saw two unidentified attackers hurl a grenade at a cafe named “On the Crossroads of Peace” during a …

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We’ll deal with any erring IPOB member, troublemaker – Police – Punch Newspapers

The Anambra State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Garba Umar, in this interview with TONY OKAFOR, says the police have the capacity to deal with any troublemaker before, during and after the November 18 governorship election How would you describe policing in Anambra State in the last three months that you …

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Federal retirees demand pension arrears review – Punch Newspapers

Nike Popoola Federal retirees have called on the Federal Government to urgently pay their outstanding 18 per cent of the 33 per cent pension increase. Some officials of the National Union of Pensioners, who spoke with our correspondent, stated this after the organised labour and the Federal Government had agreed …

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FG increases take-off grant of Maritime University to N5bn – Usani – Punch Newspapers

The Federal Government has approved an increase of N5bn as take-off grant for the Maritime University, Okerenkoko, Delta, from N2bn earlier announced. The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Pastor Usani Uguru Usani, made this disclosure in a statement on Saturday in Abuja. Usani said the presidential approval for the N5bn …

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Billionaire investor doubles funding for Trump impeachment campaign – Punch Newspapers

Tom Steyer is showing what happens when bottomless pockets meet limitless anger against Donald Trump. The liberal mega donor announced he was adding $10m to his effort to see Mr Trump impeached, funding a pair of new television spots calling for the President’s removal from office. Mr. Steyer had already …

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Restriction on Russian media is attack on free speech, says Putin – Punch Newspapers

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday said Russia would respond in kind to what he said were Washington’s measures to restrict the freedom of speech of Russian media organisations operating on U.S soil. Putin, however, said that possible plans to retaliate by declaring U.S media operating in Russia as foreign …

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My mother wasn’t harmed while in captivity, LP chairman says – Punch Newspapers

Success Nwogu, Ilorin The National Chairman of the Labour Party, Dr. Mike Omotosho, has said his 71-year-old mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Omotosho, who was freed by her abductors, is healthy and fine. In a statement on Saturday, he said the septuagenarian, who regained her freedom on Friday night, was not harmed. …

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